Tag Archives // Charlie Chaplin

Vaudevisuals Bookself – ‘Charlie Chaplin’s Red Letter Days’

[Translate] By the end of 1914, Charlie Chaplin had become the most popular actor in films, and reporters were clamoring for interviews with the comedy sensation. But no reporter had more access than Fred Goodwins. A British actor who joined Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Chain of Fools”

[Translate] CHAIN OF FOOLS by Trav S.D. Chain of Fools traces the art of slapstick comedy from its pre-cinema origins in the ancient pantomime through its silent movie heyday in the teens and twenties, then on to talkies, television, and Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “The Comic Mind” – Gerald Mast

[Translate] Back Cover of The Comic Mind ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Table of Contents Introduction Pt. I: Assumptions, Definitions, and Categories 1. Comic Structures 2. Comic Thought 3. Comic Films—Categories and Definitions Pt. II: Primitives 4. Jests, Tricks, and Read the full article…

2013 – Highlights of the Year

[Translate] Below is a list of ‘Highlights’ from the 2013 posts. The categories are all here. Vaudevisuals Interviews, Clown UnMask, Performance documentation, Silent Movies etc. November 2013 marked the 4th Year Anniversary of Vaudevisuals.com. Looking forward to what 2014 will Read the full article…

Charlie Chaplin First Ever Silent Film – Making a Living- 1914

[Translate] Making a Living (1914) marked Charlie Chaplin’s first ever film appearance. In the film he plays a lady-charming swindler, Edgar English, who runs afoul of the Keystone Kops. Chaplin strongly disliked the picture, but one review picked him out Read the full article…